Dec 182016
 

Indianapolis Colts (6-7) at Minnesota Vikings (7-6) Minnesota was dealt a huge blow when they lost safety Harrison Smith for likely the rest of the regular season with an ankle injury. They were impressive in their first game without him last week in Jacksonville, but he’s arguably the best safety in football and the Vikings’ […]

Dec 172016
 

New Orleans Saints (5-8) at Arizona Cardinals (5-7-1) Both of these teams have losing records, but both have played significantly better than their record would suggest. In fact, the Saints have a +9 offensive touchdown differential, tied for 4th best in the NFL, and the Cardinals have a +8 offensive touchdown differential, 6th in the […]

Dec 172016
 

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-7-1) The Steelers are getting a lot of attention and rightfully so. They are red hot right now in a league that lacks top level teams and they are arguably the 3rd scariest team in the league right now behind New England and Dallas. However, they are getting almost […]

Dec 172016
 

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11) at Houston Texans (7-6) The Jaguars are on an 8-game losing streak and are coming off of one of their least impressive performances of the season, losing at home by 9 despite winning the turnover battle, against a Minnesota team that was missing their best defensive player, safety Harrison Smith. However, typically, […]

Dec 172016
 

Tennessee Titans (7-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (10-3) One of these teams has 11 more offensive touchdowns on the season than their opponents and the other one has 3 fewer offensive touchdowns on the season than their opponents. By looking at their records, you’d think 10-win Kansas City had the +11 margin, but it’s actually […]

Dec 172016
 

Miami Dolphins (8-5) at New York Jets (4-9) The Dolphins pulled off the home upset victory last week over the Cardinals, despite being without a trio of key defenders, linebackers Kiko Alonso and Jelani Jenkins and defensive end Mario Williams, all of whom return this week. It was a game they should have lost though, […]

Dec 172016
 

Philadelphia Eagles (5-8) at Baltimore Ravens (7-6) Much like many Ravens teams in recent memory, this Ravens team has a great defense, but an underwhelming offense. They enter this game 30th in first down rate, but 3rd in first down rate allowed and 15th in first down rate differential. The Eagles enter this game 26th […]